The '''Alabama Shakespeare Festival''' (ASF) is among the ten largest Shakespeare festival
s in the world.
The festival is permanently housed in the Carolyn Blount Theatre in Montgomery, Alabama
ASF puts on 6-9 productions annually, typically including three works of William Shakespeare
. Other Play (theatre)|plays
sample various genres and playwright
s, classical and modern, sometimes with an emphasis on Southern United States|Southern
works. ASF's Southern Writers Project nurtures the creation of new plays that reflect Southern themes. The festival stages more than 400 performances each year that attract more than 300,000 visitors from throughout the United States
and more than 60 countries.